13 Modest Town, VA Design-Build Firms

When building a new house, people often turn to architects to kick off the project. However, a different model is becoming quite popular: design-build. Instead of dividing tasks between separate architecture and construction companies, you can hire a full-service firm to design and build your entire Modest Town, VA project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Bethany Beach, DE, 19930
50 miles from Modest Town
Marnie Homes builds high-end, custom beach homes in Bethany Beach, Delaware. As a fifth generation builder, Founder Marnie Oursler combines a builder's knowledge with a designer's... Read More
Berlin, MD, 21811
43 miles from Modest Town
Total design, build and remodel. Read More
Marion Station, MD, 21838
19 miles from Modest Town
Design/build all outdoor structures, residential and commercial. Pergolas, arbors, gazebos, pavilions, cabanas, solariums, conservatories, poolhouses, and custom things which defy... Read More
mathews, VA, 23109
50 miles from Modest Town
Small construction firm offering full design services, consulting, and construction. With expertise in historical architecture, our focus is on period design and replication of... Read More
River View Contracting (804) 436-3463
Kilmarnock, VA, 22482
46 miles from Modest Town
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Sea Light Design-Build (302) 537-2071
Bethany Beach, DE, 19930
50 miles from Modest Town
Design-Build Read More
Poquoson, VA, 23662
50 miles from Modest Town
Residential and light commercial Virginia Class A BLDG contractor with on staff design capabilities Read More
Jenny Gehman (757) 442-3379
Exmore, VA, 23350
27 miles from Modest Town
RBW Design Build (757) 710-2579
Machipongo, VA, 23405
35 miles from Modest Town
Harris Power & Equipment (757) 898-5777
Yorktown, VA, 23692
50 miles from Modest Town
Design-Build, electrical, generator, lighting contractor Read More
Chesapeake Homes (804) 435-7706
Kilmarnock, VA, 22482
46 miles from Modest Town
Earth-Kind Technologies (804) 815-2488
Redart, VA, 23076
47 miles from Modest Town
Yorktown, VA, 23693
50 miles from Modest Town
We are a family owned business providing construction of new homes, additions, and remodels in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Having 28 years of construction experience,... Read More
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What is a design-build firm?

Design-build firms take on the responsibilities of architects, contractors and construction companies, all under one roof. These full-service firms focus on a streamlined process — from the initial design to the estimating phase to physical construction — in the hope of creating an efficient experience for both the client and the company. Because the entire project is happening within one company, design-build firms are able to overlap the design and construction phases of the project, which oftens speeds up the project significantly. In addition, these firms work to minimize risks for the project owner through single-point responsibility contracts. However, depending on the firm, you may still want to contact an interior designer or architect to help create the exact look you want. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of design-build firms: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Building Designers, Photographers.

Before deciding on a design-and-build firm, think about what you want from your new home. Do you want a large kitchen for entertaining? Do you need several bedrooms for children and guests? Do you want a finished basement for extra space or storage? Look for Virginia design-build firms that specialize in the areas you're looking for. Budget is obviously a determining factor in the outcome of your project. To make sure you stay within your means, consider making a must-have list and a wish list. Gauge where the estimates are falling to determine which design-and-build contract can realistically strike the balance between the two.

Questions to ask a prospective design-builder:

  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Who is your designer, and what are his or her qualifications?
  • Are your employees licensed and insured?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • When can this job get done?
  • What happens when cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

Find a design-build firm on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Modest Town, VA design-build firms. You may also look through Modest Town, VA photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Chincoteague, Wattsville, Captains Cove, Atlantic and Pastoria.
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